Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Tom Martinez, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy general manager for the California Exposition and State Fair. Martinez has been state government relations manager at the Santa Clara Valley Water District since 2008. He was communications director for the California State Senate Democratic Caucus from 2004 to 2008, press secretary in the Office of California State Senate Majority Leader Don Perata from 2002 to 2004 and director of external affairs at the San Mateo County Recorder’s Office from 2001 to 2002. Martinez was a government and community affairs representative at the San Francisco International Airport from 2000 to 2001 and director at California State Assemblymember Lou Papan’s District Office from 1996 to 2000. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,008. Martinez is a Democrat.
Samantha Brown, 42, of Elk Grove, has been appointed administrative deputy general manager for the California Exposition and State Fair, where she has been a staff services manager since 1994. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $110,004. Brown is registered without party preference.